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Old 08-12-2009, 02:09 AM   #1
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looking for simple metadata editor

I would like to find a windows meta data editor with an interface similar to Mp3tag for MP3 files. Calibre can edit metadata, but it requires adding the ebook to the Calibre library and then copying it back to the original windows folder after editing the metadata. I would prefer a tool that can edit metadata without having to copy the ebook back and forth. Does anyone know of a tool like this? I use a Sony 505 with both lrf and epub ebooks.
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:34 AM   #2
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I would like to find a windows meta data editor with an interface similar to Mp3tag for MP3 files. Calibre can edit metadata, but it requires adding the ebook to the Calibre library and then copying it back to the original windows folder after editing the metadata. I would prefer a tool that can edit metadata without having to copy the ebook back and forth. Does anyone know of a tool like this? I use a Sony 505 with both lrf and epub ebooks.
Calibre has a command-line utility for doing exactly that (ebook-meta.exe). Unfortunately, aside from the primary Calibre GUI, I'm not aware of any GUI for the command-line program.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:37 PM   #3
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Thank you, I wasn't aware that Calibre has a command-line option. I will try it.
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Hi there,

I recently made public my own epub metadata editor. See this thread for details.

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Old 05-27-2011, 01:39 AM   #5
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Hi Ben,

Thank you. I just installed Version 1.0.3. Although I haven't used it much yet, it's just what I was hoping to find. One suggestion would be to add the ability to have multiple books open at once, with a panel listing the open filenames, which could be selected with a single click. Something similar to the way TextPad handles multiple files if you're familiar with that. Anyway it's just a suggestion. I expect to find your app quite useful as is.

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One suggestion would be to add the ability to have multiple books open at once, with a panel listing the open filenames, which could be selected with a single click.
Hi John,

Thanks for the encouragement. I will think about multiple-book support. One thing I can say, though, is that you can have multiple instances of the EPubMetadataEditor program running at the same time. So you can have a number of books being edited at the same time if you really want to! (I just noticed that you can't drag and drop covers from one to the other - I will endeavour to add that functionality immediately!)

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